Ddescription: Throughout the semester, we’ve surveyed the history of rhetoric by examining how scholars from the classical, contemporary, and postmodern periods have discussed rhetoric.
In a 3-4 page thesis-driven essay, advance and defend your own definition and theory of rhetoric. In presenting your theory, address the following:
What is rhetoric? Please provide your own definition of rhetoric. Choose a metaphor we mentioned in class to explain your definition/theory of rhetoric (ex. art, magic, love, war, cookery, conquest).
Include the following: Personally define this metaphor by drawing from your own experience and examples (ex. what to you is art or love or war?) Connect your metaphor to your definition of rhetoric.
Why would you choose this metaphor to describe rhetoric?
What are the similarities? What are the differences?
What is the relationship between rhetoric and style based on your definition?
What is the relationship between rhetoric and T/truth based on your definition?